Listen to Dr. Lightner as he teaches about the Christian life as a race and a fight at Christian Bible Church.
The Christian race demands dedication, determination and devotion. Our race is against time. We don't know when our life will be over. We are running in order to be pleasing to God, and not be entangled in sin. If we are living our life according to Scripture, then we'll be running in the race according to the rules. This applies to lay people and to those in Christian leadership as well. It involves constant scrutiny. We must ask ourselves, "Am I living my life according to God's rules?"
The Christian life is also a fight. Unless we walk with God our life falls apart. The Spirit of God led Paul to write to Timothy about his responsibilities of the Lord, to fight the good fight of the faith. It's a fight for us and Paul spells that out for us in Ephesians chapter six. We're in a battle! What does it mean? What is this Armour and where do I get it?